30 days in China Itinerary

30 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Emeishan
— 2 nights
2
Lhasa
— 3 nights
3
Lijiang
— 1 night
4
Xi'an
— 3 nights
5
Hong Kong
— 4 nights
6
Xiamen
— 2 nights
7
Shanghai
— 4 nights
8
Suzhou
— 2 nights
9
Beijing
— 4 nights
10
Luanping County
— 2 nights

2
nights
Emeishan

Emeishan ©
A city forever linked with the mountain of the same name, Emeishan sits next to one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains of China, now a World Heritage Site.
Get some cultural insight at Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) and Fuhu Temple. Popular historic sites such as Emei Mountain and Wannian Temple are in your itinerary. There's more to do: delve into the distant past at Baoguo Temple.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Emeishan trip planner.

Billund, Denmark to Emeishan is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Billund to Emeishan due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Emeishan

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
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Emei Mountain ©
Emei Mountain
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) ©
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
Wannian Temple
Wannian Temple

3
nights
Lhasa

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Get a sense of the local culture at Potala Palace and Nechung Monastery and Temple. Get some historical perspective at Jokhang Temple and Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sera Monastery, see Off-Road Tours, and stop by Dropenling Lhasa Villages Handicraft Shop.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lhasa trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Emeishan to Lhasa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple
Sera Monastery ©
Sera Monastery

1
night
Lijiang

Lijiang
The cultural capital of the Naxi people, one of the 55 minority ethnic groups in the country, Lijang traces its history back over 800 years, with the city developing from a trading post on the ancient Southern Silk Road.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Sanyan Well, thencontemplate the long history of Mufu Palace, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town of Lijiang - China, and finally make a trip to Yuhe Square.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lijiang sightseeing planning tool.

You can fly from Lhasa to Lijiang in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Lhasa in September, expect much hotter with lows of °C in Lijiang. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites
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Old Town of Lijiang - China
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Sanyan Well ©
Sanyan Well

3
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Get some historical perspective at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) and Daxuexixiang Mosque. Get a sense of the local culture at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses and Xi'an Bell Tower. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), look for gifts at Muslim market, make a trip to Kaiyuan Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xi'an Mosque.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Xi'an itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lijiang to Xi'an in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lijiang in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Xi'an, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

4
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Head to IFC mall and Bamboo Scenesfor plenty of shopping. Popular historic sites such as Lantau island and Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History, take a leisurely stroll along Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, and buy something for everyone on your list at M&B Private Jewelers Hong Kong.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hong Kong trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Xi'an to Hong Kong in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Xi'an in September: high temperatures in Hong Kong hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Xiamen.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Lantau island ©
Lantau island
Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) ©
Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)

2
nights
Xiamen

Xiamen ©
Known for centuries as a gateway to China, the port city of Xiamen has become a destination in itself, first to domestic visitors and now to a growing number of people from across the world.
On the 16th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Xiamen University, thenshop like a local with Gulangyu, and then see the interesting displays at Yuyuan Garden. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Overseas Chinese Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nanputuo Temple, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Zhongshan Road Walking Street.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Xiamen day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Xiamen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Xiamen sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Xiamen

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Xiamen University ©
Xiamen University
Gulangyu ©
Gulangyu
Yuyuan Garden ©
Yuyuan Garden

4
nights
Shanghai

Shanghai ©
With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Get some historical perspective at The Bund (Wai Tan) and Former French Concession. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road) and Xintiandi. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market, appreciate the history behind Jade Buddha Temple, view the masterpieces at island6 Arts Center, and get great views at Jin Mao Tower.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Shanghai route planning app.

Fly from Xiamen to Shanghai in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Xiamen in September, things will get slightly colder in Shanghai: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town ©
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)

2
nights
Suzhou

Suzhou ©
One of the oldest settlements in the Yangtze basin, Suzhou remains a complex, labyrinthine set of old canal districts, World Heritage gardens, and sprawling modern developments.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): view the masterpieces at Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute, take in panoramic vistas at Ruiguang Tower, thentake in the views from Wu Men Qiao, and finally contemplate the long history of Tongli Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Shantang Street, see the interesting displays at Suzhou Garden Museum, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pingjiang Road.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Suzhou trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Shanghai to Suzhou takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Tongli Town ©
Tongli Town
Suzhou Garden Museum ©
Suzhou Garden Museum
Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute ©
Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute

4
nights
Beijing

Beijing
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Popular historic sites such as Mutianyu Great Wall and Temple of Heaven are in your itinerary. Head to Nanluoguxiang and Wang Fu Jing Da Jiefor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), browse for treasures at Pop-UP Beijing, hunt for treasures at Pearl Market (Hongqiao Market), and get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Beijing online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Suzhou to Beijing takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Beijing are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Luanping County.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

2
nights
Luanping County

Luanping County
On the 29th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Jinshanling Great Wall.

To find where to stay and tourist information, go to the Luanping County trip site.

You can drive from Beijing to Luanping County in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. On the 30th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
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